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Ignis appoints Barings’ GEM fund manager

Ignis Asset Management has poached Barings Asset Management fund manager Mark Julio as portfolio manager for emerging market equities.

Julio was lead manager of various emerging market segregated mandates as well as lead manager on the Baring Emerging Markets Opportunities fund.

He also co-managed the Baring Emerging Markets fund and Baring Global Emerging Markets fund.

Ignis CIO Mark Lovett says: “The strengthening and expansion of our emerging markets capability is an important strategic objective for Ignis and Mark’s appointment is a significant step in the achievement of this goal.”


Brian Tora: Looking for patterns in a quiet market

To say markets have been a little quiet is a clear understatement. Looking at a piece of technical analysis last week (I do believe in keeping my options open when it comes to how best to make decisions), I was warned by the chartist concerned not to read too much into the indications apparent from […]


PFS appoints new president

The Personal Finance Society has appointed HK Wealth Managers managing director Garry Hale as its new president for 2012/13. Hale was appointed as president at the PFS annual general meeting in London held today. He succeeds former PFS president Jon Everill. Chadney Bulgin joint managing partner David Thomas has been newly elected as vice president. […]

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Lighthouse chairman David Hickey quits

Lighthouse chairman David Hickey has resigned following the IFA firm’s failed attempt to delist from the Aim last month. Richard Last, who has been a non-executive director of Lighthouse since 2007, has agreed to assume the role of non-executive chairman with immediate effect. Hickey says: “My record at Lighthouse speaks for itself and I leave […]

Govt proposes increase in auto-enrol earnings trigger

The Government has proposed increasing the lower earnings trigger for automatic enrolment from £8,105 this year to £9,205 in 2013/14 to keep the figure in line with the income tax threshold. Under auto-enrolment rules, workers with annual wages above the earnings trigger will be auto-enrolled into a workplace pension scheme. The Department for Work and […]


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